Opening Wednesday, April 27th, from 6PM - 7PM
Colin Mustful, the founder and editor of History Through Fiction, discusses Vesalius’s challenges in publishing his seminal work, and draws parallels to modern life in The King’s Anatomist.
In 1543, Andreas Vesalius published De humani corporis fabrica, a seminal work in the study of human anatomy. Centuries later, Ron Blumenfeld commemorated Vesalius’ life and work with his novel The King’s Anatomist. But neither Vesalius or Blumenfeld could print and publish their work without the help of others, such as Johannes Oporinus, the printer of De humani corporis fabrica, and History Through Fiction, the publisher of The King’s Anatomist. In this presentation, Colin Mustful, the founder and editor of History Through Fiction, will explore the challenges of printing and publishing De humani corporis fabrica in a time long before the internet. He will draw parallels to his own experience publishing Blumenfeld’s novel while giving insight into the modern publishing process. Will the partnership of Blumenfeld and Mustful have the same impact on human history as the partnership of Vesalius and Oporinus? Only time will tell.
Ticket includes a copy of The King’s Anatomist: The Journey of Andreas Vesalius by Ron Blumenfeld.